Corinne McKay

Corinne McKay – Translator

French to English non-fiction translator, six published book translations, and my own book about translation has sold 12,000 copies!

Overview

WHY WORK WITH ME?


When you need your book translated into English, you can't afford to take risks. That's where I come in; I've been a full-time freelance French to English translator since 2002, I'm certified by the American Translators Association for French to English translation, I have two Master's degrees (one in French Literature and one in conference interpreting), I've translated six non-fiction books for publishers including Hay House UK, Mountaineers Books, and Barron's Educational Series, and my own book *about* translation has sold over 12,000 copies.


WHAT I TRANSLATE


I translate only non-fiction, and I specialize in outdoor adventure, sports, nature, and personal growth. My translation of Swiss climber Erhard Loretan's autobiography, Night Naked, was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, and an Amazon reviewer wrote this about my translation of Sherpa: The memoir of Ang Tharkay, "Corinne McKay's stunning translation of SHERPA: THE MEMOIR OF ANG THARKAY for the Mountaineers Books Legends and Lore series is a work of literary art. "


HOW I WORK WITH YOU


Because I translate books and non-literary documents, I understand the importance of great writing, and the importance of meeting every deadline and following your instructions. Once I take a look at your manuscript, I'll give you a firm quote and turnaround time, and I'll stay in contact with you (most of my authors prefer weekly updates, but we can discuss your preference) and send any questions or requests for clarification.


Because I have a wide network of contacts in the language professions, I can include proofreading by a second French to English translator in my quote. Your English manuscript will be ready for review by the agreed-upon deadline, and then we'll discuss any final changes before you go to print!


As an author myself, I know the stress and excitement of pushing the "Submit" button on your book project. We'll work together to make sure that your manuscript hits just the right tone.


FUN FACTS


-I'm a dual citizen of Switzerland (Hopp Schwiiz!) and the US

-My birthday is international translation day (no kidding!)



Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Nature Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
Languages
French to English
Awards
  • My translation of Swiss climber Erhard Loretan's autobiography, Night Naked, was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature
Certifications
  • Certified by the American Translators Association for French to English translation

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2002 — Present

Freelance French to English translator and French/English interpreter since 2002. I have translated six non-fiction books, and I also do French to English translation for non-literary clients including non-governmental organizations and private charitable foundations doing development work in West Africa and Haiti.

I have a Master's degree in French Literature from Boston College, a Master of Conference Interpreting from Glendon College (the French-speaking campus of York University in Toronto, Canada), and I am certified by the American Translators Association for French to English translation.

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